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Use the links below to download our membership applications. If you would like more information about membership levels and benefits, click here.

 

For Illustrator, Illustrator-S, Associate, Educator, and Corporate Membership:

 

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For Students:

 

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For Friends of the Museum:

 

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Become a Member

 

There are a variety of Society memberships available to qualified candidates—from Illustrator to Student to Friend, each with its own requisites, application process, and benefits. See which one is right for you.


Illustrator Membership: Applicants must earn 60% of their income from illustration. They must be proposed by one active member and sponsored by four additional members. The applicant must complete and sign the Membership Application form, which includes a brief biography, educational history and other training, and a resume of his or her professional career. Samples of their work will be requested by the Membership Committee.

If an applicant is not acquainted with a member of the Society, the Chairman of the Membership Committee may assume the responsibilities of proposing the candidate and enlist the necessary additional sponsors. The Chairman’s proposal is based on correspondence with the candidate, his or her biography, and/or a personal visit with the Membership Committee at the Society.
Resident Dues: $500. Non-Resident Dues: $300.



Associate Membership: Applicants must complete and sign the Membership Application form, provide a brief biography and a statement of their interest in, or connection with illustration as a profession. No sponsors are necessary.
Resident Dues: $500. Non-Resident Dues: $300.



Illustrator and Associate Senior: Applicants must be collecting Social Security and have been a Member in good standing for at least 10 years, or have been a Member in good standing for 25 years. Application is made to the Chair of the Life and Senior Membership Committee. Approval requires a vote by the Board.
Resident Dues: $250. Non-Resident Dues: $150.

 

Illustrator-S Membership: Applicants between the ages of 21-32 are eligible. The applicant must complete and sign the Membership Application form, which includes a brief biography, educational history and other training, and a resume of his or her professional career. Samples of their work will be requested by the Membership Committee. No sponsors are necessary. The maximum period allowed for this membership is five years. After five years, or when the Illustrator-S member reaches age 32, he or she may re-apply as an Illustrator or Associate member.
Resident Dues: $250. Non-Resident Dues: $150.

Educator Membership: Applicants must complete and sign the Membership Application form. The Board of Directors and the Committees on Membership and Education may confer Educator Membership upon a school with an art program which has attained the highest standards of academic achievement and which has demonstrated interest in furthering the Society’s educational programs. The school may designate up to ten faculty members as signatories.

Dues: $580

Corporate Membership: Applicants must complete and sign the Membership Application form. The Board of Directors and the Membership Committee may confer Corporate membership upon an organization that is willing to help further our mission of promoting the art and appreciation of illustration. No sponsors are necessary.
Dues: $1500

Student Membership: Applicants must complete and sign the Student Application form. Students must be a fully matriculated student at an educational institution. No sponsors are necessary.
Resident and Non-Resident Dues: $35.

Friend of the Museum: Friend of the Museum membership may be conferred upon anyone with an interest in supporting the mission of the Society who earns the majority of his or her income from work outside the field of illustration. Applicants must complete and sign the Friend Application form.
Dues: $250